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Investors love bragging about their big gains.
The triple-digit returns and quick surges where they locked in profits are great stories for friends and family.
But, much like gamblers, they are likely only bragging about their winners and ignoring their overall portfolio performance.
The truth is that they are likely underperforming.
Just 5% of actively managed funds beat the market.
That’s where the conversation should be focused.
Because an investor’s No. 1 goal is to create “positive alpha” — or gains going above a benchmark.
And the most common benchmark is the S&P 500 Index.
This index holds 500 of the largest U.S.-listed stocks. It’s essentially “the market” that everyone refers to in commentary.
And while everyone’s trying to outperform this benchmark, few actually compare their results to it.
That’s because outperforming the market is tough to do.
Think about it — the market is up 20% in 2020, even with all of the volatility. And your goal is to be doing better. Are you?
Whether you are investing on your own, following an expert’s advice or paying someone to manage your money, outperforming the S&P 500 Index is the minimum objective. And while it’s tough to do, it’s possible if you’re willing to put in the work.
Today, I’ll show you a simple method I follow that delivers positive alpha consistently by simply trading stocks.
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The No. 1 Tech Stock of 2020 Just Tripped a Rare “BUY” Signal
One company is about to blow nearly every other tech firm out of the water.
As one investment analyst commented: “Its numbers are truly mind-blowing.”
Thirty-one analysts recently gave this stock a massive buy/outperform rating…
And it just triggered a fresh signal that indicates it could be about to explode in price.
You see, this company holds more than 200 patents, and 500 more are pending in a technology that experts are calling “the new oil.”
That makes this company absolutely dominant in a tech revolution that is expected to explode 18,767%.
You won’t want to miss this.
Editorial Director, Banyan Hill Publishing